Looking for Team Members from the Community

    Feb 15 2016 | 9:58 pm
    I want to announce a newly released project created in Max 7 called The Music and Sound Design Platform. This project is open-source and is currently being maintained on GitHub here: https://github.com/MusicSDP/source-code. The project also has its own website: www.musicsdp.com which just went live today.
    Music_SDP is a completely free, fully-functioning music creation environment built with a modular design that includes unique synthesizers, file effects, filters, and audio tools. The system is similar to BEAP and ppooll, but doesn't rely on owning a copy of Max for any of it's functionality. Users can build entire composition projects, save and share their work, and create recordings. The system includes automation and controller support and the ability to craft custom scores for the performance of complete musical works. The platform includes a codified system that makes it easy to create new modules, and contains a blank template to assist with the process of incorporating your work into the platform.
    The team currently consists of myself as the lead programmer and two contributors in the Boulder, CO area. We're looking to expand and we are hoping to find support from the greater Max community. Feel free to download the system from the website here: www.musicsdp.com/download-music-sdp or download the files from GitHub. If you have any thoughts on the project, and tips, advice, or would like to help us out. Please let me know!
    This is our first attempt at releasing a project to the public, so please go easy on us if you see that we're doing something stupid! We are excited to learn, but the process is overwhelming and we know we're probably forgetting something important somewhere.

    • Feb 16 2016 | 2:34 am
      Thanks for the feedback Rabid! It's nice to finally post something on the forums after coming here for years to figure out how to do some of the tricks that I use in Music_SDP! This project is pushing me to learn so much about working in Max.
    • Feb 16 2016 | 3:47 pm
      I realized that some people may have trouble downloading the files from GitHub. It can be confusing for the uninitiated.
      To make it easier, the source files can now be downloaded as a single compressed file from the music_sdp downloads page:
      I've also updated the folder with a README file that should help people who are having trouble running everything properly.